Parthiv Patel's Father Passes Away On 26th September 2021

Parthiv Patel’s Father Passes Away On 26th September 2021

File photo of Parthiv Patel with Mumbai Indians | Sandeep Shetty – Sportzpics – IPL
File photo of Parthiv Patel with Mumbai Indians | Sandeep Shetty – Sportzpics – IPL

Parthiv Patel, the former Team India cricketer lost his father on Sunday. The former keeper informed about his father Ajaybhai Bipinchandra Patel’s demise on Twitter.

Parthiv Patel, who played for Team India and represented a handful of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises in his professional career informed about the death of his father Ajaybhai Bipinchandra Patel on Twitter.

File image of Parthiv Patel | Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS
File image of Parthiv Patel | Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS

Parthiv Patel’s Father Pass Away, Sachin Tendulkar, RP Singh, And Pragyan Ojha Condoled Demise

The entire cricket fraternity is in a state of shock ever since the former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman shared the tragic news of his father’s demise. Sachin Tendulkar, Pragyan Ojha, and RP Singh condoled his demise.

“It is with the deepest grief and sadness, we inform the passing away of my father Mr. Ajaybhai Bipinchandra Patel. He left for his heavenly abode on 26th September 2021. We request you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace,” Patel said in his tweet on Sunday.

Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter

Parthiv Patel’s father was earlier hospitalized in his hometown Ahmedabad in the aftermath of a brain haemorrhage. In 2019, the keeper had opened up about his father’s medical condition on social media.

“Please keep my father in your prayers. He is suffering from a brain hemorrhage,” Patel had tweeted.

The Indian southpaw was plying his trade with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2019 at the time.  Parthiv Patel had emerged as RCB’s third-highest scorer in the 2019 edition of the IPL. The Indian batsman had amassed 373 runs for the Virat Kohli-led RCB franchise in the IPL 2019.

Parthiv Patel Debuted In 2002 And Retired In 2020

Besides RCB, the 36-year-old left-handed keeper also represented Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Mumbai Indians (MI) in his glittering IPL career.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel
Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel Image Source: GETTY IMAGES

One of the youngest cricketers to have played for the Indian team in the longest format at the age of 17, Parthiv Patel had announced his retirement from all forms of the game in 2020. The keeper made his Team India debut against England at Trent Bridge in 2002.

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman played 25 Tests, 38 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 2 T20Is for Team India. Parthiv Patel has scored 934 runs in Tests while he has 736 runs to his name in ODIs. In T20Is, he scored 36 runs. After retiring from cricket, he is currently playing the role of a commentator. He is currently doing commentary in IPL 2021.

A pocket-sized attacking wicket-keeper-batsman, Parthiv Patel entered the international scene in 2002 when, at 17 years and 153 days, he became Test cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper after making his debut at Trent Bridge.

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